Tag Archives: Tour Down Under

Hands-on with VirtuGO: Is it a viable Zwift competitor?

Within the trainer app realm, much is made of the giants – Zwift and TrainerRoad.  And rightfully so, they’ve grown their respective customer bases over years with boatloads of happy customers.  At the other end of the spectrum is a … Read More Here

Behind the Scenes: Riding in the FDJ Team Car

I’m going to start the post by saying that if there’s any video of mine you watch this year, I’d definitely go with this one.  It’s largely unedited chunks of what it’s actually like in a pro tour team car, … Read More Here

A Look At Velon’s Live Race Tracking System

Since a change in leadership at the UCI in 2013, we’ve seen an increase in the number of data tracking platforms that are following the pro peloton.  For example, last year at the Tour Down Under I highlighted one solution … Read More Here

Tour Down Under Tidbits: BMC Chilling Vests, Race Convoy Walkthrough, Media Swag Bag

Each day I’m here down in Adelaide at the Tour Down Under I’m roughly spending half my day at or getting to/from the race site, and then half my day writing posts and editing videos. Mixed in there is also … Read More Here

Photos from the Tour Down Under Bikes, Beers & Tech Night

On the eve of the start of Stage 1 at the Tour Down Under we held a grand event: One solely focused on bike tech and beer.  And by grand…I mean in the back outside section of a pub under … Read More Here

A Closer Look at The Specialized Power Meter Spotted at The Tour Down Under

At the 2018 Tour Down Under, there honestly isn’t a ton of new bike tech.  At least, bike tech within the realm that I care about. Undoubtedly there are new frames, wheels, and probably the odd brake pad.  But in … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2018: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Men

The Tour Down Under represents the first race of the UCI WorldTour season, and as such, establishes what we’ll see in terms of equipment as the baseline for most tech on the teams this year. The men kicked off their … Read More Here

Spectating the 2017 Tour Down Under

It comes to an end – The Tour Down Under (at least for me, the race finishes later this Sunday – today in Australia).  I stayed for a week in Adelaide, overlapping all of the Women’s Tour Down Under, and … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2017: A look at the Satalyst Racer Tracking System

Of the 19 men’s teams at the Tour Down Under this year, one stands apart from the rest.  No, not because they’ve got superstars on the team.  Nor because they’re riding the most expensive bikes in the field.  In fact – … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2017: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Men

After the women’s debut on Saturday, it was time for the men to make their entrance on Sunday at the People’s Choice criterium.  This would be the first men’s race of the Tour Down Under, though it’s technically a separate … Read More Here

Tour Down Under 2017: Sports Tech Gear Of the Pro Women

There are many great aspects of the Santos Tour Down Under, from the fan-inclusive activities, to the stage structure.  Non-locals may not realize for example that the teams all actually stay in one city (Adelaide) throughout the entire race, and … Read More Here